Friday, August 12, 2016

Corker says Trump went 'far too far' in Obama, ISIS statements

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker today said Trump went 'far too far' in his statements saying Obama founded ISIS and I most certainly agree. Corker said that what Trump probably meant was that the decision to remove troops from Iraq in 2011 and the unrest after Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi was deposed the same year allowed ISIS to flourish in the Middle East. I agree with that.  However, if that constitutes "founding" ISIS, one could with equal justification say George W. Bush founded ISIS by invading and destabilizing Iraq in the first place.

I think the criticism that our premature exit from Iraq created a vacuum that allowed ISIS to flourish is a valid criticism, but that does not equate to "founding" ISIS.  Anyone who knows my political opinions or has read this blog knows I am no fan of President Obama.  I think his administration has been a disaster and made the world a much less safe place but Trump went way over the line with his comment.

Following Trump's comment that Obama "founded ISIS," Trump was interviewed by a conservative talk show host and instead of clarifying that he meant that Obama created the opportune climate for ISIS to flourish, Trump doubled down and said, "No, I meant he's the founder of ISIS." "I do. He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give her, too, by the way — Hillary Clinton."

Later the same day he blasted the media  for allegedly misunderstanding the sarcasm in his assertion that President Obama founded ISIS.  This is just too much!  Trump is not fit to be president. If anyone said George W. Bush "founded" ISIS I would also think they were unfit to be president.

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